Were you Wrongfully stoped by the police?Police officers are trained to spot suspicious and unlawful behavior, however, they can and do make mistakes. A police officer must have probable cause to stop you. But what exactly is probable cause?
In our criminal justice system, probable cause means that the police officer must have reasonable belief that an illegal act is in process. If you are weaving, driving erratically, talking on your phone, drinking and driving, the police offer can claim he had probable cause. These are just a few of the reasons he can perform a stop.
If, however, you were not breaking any law, a police officer cannot legally perform stop.
If you believe that your constitutional rights were violated with an unlawful police stop, you have the right to dispute any charges that arise as a result from the unlawful police stop. If you prove that there was no justifiable reason for a police stop, any evidence against you any resulting charges are not allowed in court.
Many DUI defenses have successfully used the unlawful police stop to reduce or drop the charges. An experienced attorney knows the ins and outs of how a prosecutor will pursue a case. We invite you to discuss your case with one of our knowledgable DUI attorneys in Chico. Schedule your free consultation today.